Heartfelt Misconceptions – Meetings of the minds

"Mom, we're home!" The twins shouted as they walked into the suite they shared with their mother.

Carey was busy cooking dinner. She had an early performance she needed to prepare for so they would eat sooner than usual.

"Hi boys, I'm glad you're here. Moseby has got me doing an early show tonight so we need to eat no later than four thirty," Carey informed her sons.

"Really, what's the occasion?" Zack asked picking up a carrot and beginning to munch.

"The mayor is having an important meeting here this evening and he wanted to hear me sing," she excitedly explained. "Apparently I'm the toast of Boston," she added gushing with pride.

"Wow, that's great mom. I'm so proud of you, I know they will love you," Cody stated hugging his mother as Zack in turn rolled his eyes.

"Suck up."

"You know Zack, it wouldn't hurt to hear something encouraging come out of your mouth every now and again," she stated pointing a finger at her oldest son. "In fact, you could be a little more thoughtful."

"Yeah, yeah, yeah," zack stated with a wave of his hand, before heading over to the couch to begin playing his video games.

Cody and Carey exchanged a disappointing look, as the younger boy sat down at the table and pulled out his homework assignment for the night.

Still peeling the vegetables she would put in her soup, she gazed over at her son's. They were so alike in appearance and yet, they were so different in personality.

Although she loved her sons equally, every now and then, she couldn't help but wish she could switch up their personalities slightly. Give Zack some of Cody's traits, like his thoughtfulness, determination and drive to succeed. And in exchange give Cody some of Zack's luster for life, his adventurous spirit, and his social confidence.

They were celebrating the boys' seventeenth birthday in a couple of weeks, and she couldn't help but feel a little melancholy at the thought of them growing up so fast. Oh where have the years gone to, she thought as she remembered different past events they had shared.

"Mom, are you okay?" Cody asked concerned.

Carey looked up at the sound of her name, "Yes sweetheart, I'm fine, just thinking. Finish what you're doing, dinner should be ready soon." Looking over toward her other son she sighed, "By the way, Zack I'm sure you have homework too."

"He does," Cody smiled receiving a glare from his brother.

"Thanks a lot bro!"

"No problem, anytime," Cody grinned in satisfaction.

Zack just shook his head and continued staring at the screen. That is until a minute later Carey walked over and turned it off, officially ending his fun for the evening. Zack pouted, but eventually relinquished and grabbed his backpack up off the floor. Walking over to the table he sat down across from his brother and pulled out his books.

"See now, was that so hard?" Cody beamed and gave his brother his best I told you so look.

"I hate you."

"I know," Cody stated smugly, as he munched on a carrot.

A couple of hours later when their homework was finished and dinner was over, the boys were about to clear the table when the phone rang.

"I'll get it," Cody stated as he walked over and picked it up. "Hello," he said.

"Is Zack there?" stated the caller. "I need to talk to him."

Cody was almost tempted to tell him no but then his brother walked over. "Who is it Codes?" Zack placed his hand on his shoulder and waited.

"It's Theo," Cody said in disgust while shoving the receiver into his brother's hand.

Theodore Cavenaugh was the rudest, most obnoxious, self absorbed, pain in the neck Cody had ever met. He hated the kid, not only because he took every opportunity he could to belittle him, but also because he was way too demanding with his brother's time.

And worse, Zack couldn't see that. It wasn't that he was jealous, because he wasn't, okay maybe a little. True he missed his brother; lately it seemed that all his time was spent with his new friend, or more accurately, running errands for his new friend. That is if you could call him that. Theo was a sick kid who thought the world should bow down to him, and frankly Cody was getting sick of it.

"Cody…earth to Cody?" Zack smirked waving a hand in front of his face.

"What!" he replied pushing his twin's hand away.

"What's wrong with you?" Zack bellowed.

"Nothing!" Cody scuffed.

"Fine, anyway, Theo asked me if I wanted to go see a movie with him tonight…"

"And let me guess you said yes?"

"Yes, but only if you come with us," Zack smiled.

"No thanks, I'm busy," Cody lied. "As a matter of fact I have plans with some friends tonight."

"Really, who?" his twin inquired a little hurt that this was the first he'd heard about any plans.

"Don't worry about it; go to the movies with your friend."

Cody stood up and walked into the bedroom they shared closing the door behind him.

"What happened?" His mother asked as she walked back into the room, after getting ready for her show. "What's wrong with Cody?"

"I don't know, Theo called and we're going to see a movie. I told him he could go and he just snapped at me, saying something about having other plans."

"Zack, I'm not sure if you should be hanging out with that boy. You're brother has told me a few things about him and I don't like it."

"He's just jealous, he's mad because I have a friend that we don't share," he explained.

"You know that's not true. Why don't you reschedule the movie with him for another night, and hang out with Cody tonight instead. I know it would mean a lot to him."

Just as he was about to answer, Cody came out of the room with his jacket and key's.

"I'll see you later, I'm running late," he told them in a rush. "Mom, I'll call you later and give you all the info, night."

The younger twin said his goodnights to his mom, choosing to ignore his twin and headed for the elevators. Inside the suite Zack stood confused. Had his brother just blown him off? Well fine, then he didn't care. Let him go, he would have a much better time at the movies without him. Yet somewhere deep inside he knew that his brother would stay in the back of his mind all night.

"It's ten to six so I have to go, because I can't be late," Carey told her son. "But before you head out with Theo, I want you to leave an address and phone number where I can reach you, in case you ignore your cell phone again."

Zack mocked surprise, "But mom I told you, my battery died."

"Sure and I was born yesterday," she replied giving him a knowing look. "Once I can believe it, maybe twice, but when it gets to be a habit…well, just leave the info," she replied before heading out the door. "I love you."

"I love you too mom," he replied before she softly closed the door behind her.

Cody wondered around looking for something to do. All his friends had made plans already and no one could hang out tonight. He could go to the arcade he thought, but it was near the movie theatre, which was in the mall and the last thing he wanted to do was run into Theo and his brother there.

Each time he thought of the guy he wanted to punch his lights out. He honestly didn't know why his brother was hanging out with him. Okay maybe the gifts and the cash were a part of it. But beyond material possessions he didn't have very much to offer. If he did then it wouldn't bother him as much that Zack preferred to spend more time with Theo then with him. But since the first meeting, he always acted like such a jerk to him. And so far was succeeding in putting a wedge in between him and Zack. It was something he did not appreciate.

Deciding to put all that aside for tonight Cody eventually just opted for the library. It didn't close until ten and he could always go in and read that book he'd been wanting to. Still when he walked through the double doors he couldn't help but feel a bit bummed out. Turning his cell phone off, he headed toward the back and looked for the book he needed. Finding a seat, he made himself comfortable for the next few hours.

Back at the suite, Zack felt guilty and a little hurt by his brother's actions. He decided that he would cancel his plans for tonight and try to catch up with Cody. He needed to make amends or he'd never have peace of mind.

As he dialed Theo's number he was glad to get his voice mail. "Theo, this is Zack. I'm sorry I can't make it tonight after all. Something's up with Cody, and I need to make sure he is okay," with that said he hung up.

A half an hour later, he had called his twin three times, called all the friends they knew and realized none of them had plans with his brother. Worse, it was getting close to ten and his mother wouldn't be done until midnight. He was worried, but he didn't want to scare her. So just as he was about to make his fourth call, Cody walked in the suite.

"Oh, Thank God, I was so scared," Zack stated as he rushed over to hug his brother. "Are you okay?"

"Zack I'm fine, so you can stop the inspection," he smiled, while he finished being poked and prodded by his brother who was making sure he was intact. "What is wrong with you?"

"What is wrong with me?" Zack's exclaimed. "What is wrong with me, where have you been?"

Zack knew he sounded a little bit like his mom, but he didn't care. He had been scared half out of his mind. He didn't want anything to happen to Cody. He wouldn't be able to survive without him. Truth be told his heart couldn't take the pain.

"I…I was with Tapeworm," Cody stuttered. "We went to the arcade."

"You went to the arcade with Tapeworm?" Zack asked a little puzzled.

"Yeah, we had so much fun that afterwards we decided to go grab a bite," he explained more to the ground then to his brother.

"Cody are you going to tell me the truth?" he calmly asked. "And look me in the eyes when you say it."

"What makes you think I'm lying?"

"Because I called Tapeworm and his mom told me that his father had picked him up after school today," Zack told him. "They went camping for the weekend. Now, try again."

"I mean Bob, I went with Bob."

Cody knew it was no use, he could never lie to him. Zack knew him inside out. Zack stood waiting; it was obvious his brother was lying especially since he had talked to Bob also. Since it was apparent he didn't want to talk about where he'd been, the older twin decided it would be best just to change the subject and play along.

"Okay Codes, you win, you were with Bob. Now you want to tell me what I did today that hurt you so badly?"

The younger twin looked into his eyes, and the warmth and concern he saw there made his heart skip a beat. As they gazed into one another's eyes transfixed, neither was able to move. He thought about those rare occasions that he had kissed him. The warmth, love and intimate way they held one another.

How often would he think about those times, longing for his brothers embrace. They both knew it was wrong, but in those rare instances it felt right. He was in love with his brother, and he knew it, his eyes, his hair, his smile. The calming, soothing sound of his voice, his feather like touch as he caressed him, when Cody was upset and needed to vent. He ached for those arms, those lips that were so much like his own.

Not realizing that he had been staring at his brother's mouth this entire time, he was pleasantly surprised when he felt two soft lips being pressed against his own.

"Cody…" Zack sighed into his mouth.

Cody returned the kiss, at first nibbling ever so slightly. Then he whimpered as he opened to him, and moaned into his mouth as their tongues intertwined with a thirst no one else could quench.

Cody wrapped his arms around Zack's shoulders and ran his hands deep into his brother's soft dark blond hair. His kisses felt like heaven, like bliss, like coming home. As the kiss deepened a hunger ignited and Cody found himself being picked up off the floor. Wrapping his legs around Zack's waist he let himself be carried over toward the couch.

Placing him down against the pillows, Zack leaned over taking a minute to bask in the glory that was his brother, while he gently laid the length of his body over him. When he heard him sigh, he realized he needed this, he needed Cody. It had been so long, too long.

They both moaned as their kiss intensified, finally separating when breathing became necessary. Zack began to nibble on Cody's ear, then slowly moved to his neck and jaw line. His name left Cody's lips on a sigh, making his body tremble with need. He brought those lips back for another passionate kiss, as he selfishly devoured them.


The older boy raised his hand to his button up shirt and ever so gently began to unbutton each one, while running kisses down his chest. And as each piece of fabric separated, he ran his fingers over his torso and shoulders so soon he was finally able to remove the restrictive piece of clothing. At the same time Cody begged to touch his brother, knowing this he sat up and let his lover help him remove his jacket and T-shirt, while he eyed his upper body with desire.

The passion filled eyes that gazed up at him made his heart beat faster and he knew his eyes mirrored his lovers. Zack bent down and began to kiss him again. His hand roaming down further and further until it rested on the buckle of Cody's jeans. Lying above him he could feel his erection pressed tightly against the bulge in his pants.

Zack pulled his zipper down as Cody leaned into the touch. He then moved down his body, as his mouth followed his fingers down further. Zack slipped off Cody's jeans leaving him in his boxers, placing a leg above one shoulder. When he placed his lips against his flesh, he felt Cody slightly jump and smiled.

"Zack, no one…"

"I know, baby," he whispered. "We'll take it nice and slow."

He began to kiss and nibble as he slowly made his way down Cody's legs to his thighs until he made contact with the fabric of Cody's boxer's. Seating up he placed his fingers in between the waist band and his skin and pulled them off causing him to gasp from the coolness in the room. When that was finished he continued his sweet gentle torture as he rubbed his hands up the inside of Cody's thighs once more, while his lips followed sute.

Cody whimpered and sighed, calling out his name with such urgency, begging him to take him into the warmth of his mouth. Zack's groan began to twitch, and he readily complied, as he licked the tip, and began to play with the length as he covered the entire erection with his mouth.

He began to suckle his shaft like a vice as he's brothers lips echoed the pleasure he was feeling. Cody's mind went to mush, and all that was left were feelings, wonderful, overwhelming emotions that he couldn't control. He took a hold of the cushions as he's cries for more became more urgent.

Zack obliged shifting him a bit so he was able to go deeper and suck harder. Cody was in delicious agony. Taking a hold of Zack's hair Cody helped him along as his head bobbed up and down on his shaft. After a few minutes when he was sure he'd die from the shear ecstasy. He felt his hips buckle and his body tighten.

"Zack…fuck yes."

"Cum for me baby…so good," Zack whispered.

Just then without warning Cody emptied his seed and Zack savored the creamy white substance, swallowing it, and sucking until he had selfishly savored every drop. As Cody lay reeling from his orgasm, Zack finished himself off and emptied out his seed as well.

He looked up staring at the angelic face gazing back at him, and sighed. He laid down next to him and silently, ever so gently kissed his beautiful lips. As he pulled Cody closer, his lover leaned into him and wrapped his warm arms around him. A minute later he fell asleep with a smile on his face.

The older twin just laid there for awhile just holding his brother in his arms, and feeling wonderful. He didn't want this to end. He was in love with Cody, there had been a part of him that had always known it, but still he questioned it. No more, now he was absolutely sure.

He thought about what had happened tonight. Not knowing where his brother was terrified him to no end. If Cody hadn't shown up when he did, he would have called the police, hell the FBI. Then he would have gone out and combed the city looking for him. Anything to make sure he was okay and safely wrapped in his arms.

Looking back at the figure next to him, he watched as his chest gently rose and fell with each small breath, the way his eye lashes fluttered and most of all, the smile that was still visible in his features. To Zack he was the most beautiful man in the world. He had always loved watching him sleep, longing to hold him. He felt so good, so right in his arms. How could loving someone so much, be so wrong?

He laid there a bit longer admiring his lover, when he suddenly realized what time it was. Their mother would be home soon and he knew that she wouldn't understand. So placing a tender kiss on his twins' forehead he regrettably got up. Being careful not to wake Cody, he picked up his sleeping twin and felt an over powering sense of protectiveness as Cody snuggled into his shoulder first wrapping his arms around his neck.

He placed Cody in bed, covering him up as he kissed him ever so slightly on his temple. "Sweet dreams baby." Before leaving the bedroom and making his way back into the living room.

AN: Okay everyone what did you think. I think this chapter went well. Unlike my other story which I haven't abandoned, I will delve a little bit more into the intimate part of their relationship. My stories tend to be character driven so there will be quite a few twists and turns in this one as well. But I'm sure you'll like it (at least I hope you will) just as much as Misunderstandings.

Quick update on that story, there are only a few chapters left. But they will be doosies…lol. I have been preoccupied with finishing my one shots for the Halloween collection as well as reading stories for the upcoming awards Tiger002 is hosting. But you will see an update soon for both these tales.

Also on another quick note, I'm hosting the holiday collection this year and would love to see everyone participate. It will be posted again under woundedhearts account and will begin November 8th. If you have any questions or would like any information please pm me or refer to my profiles.

Also on another note, I am so stoked because I just found out there will be a second Holiday Collection, this one a crossover type with Wizards of Waverly place, hosted by the talented Hurricane13. I will have a link set up on my profiles soon and will also detail some info for that one as well.

Okay on that note, I think I'm finished. I want to thank everyone for your kind support and hope to hear any thoughts you may have on either one of my stories or either one of my profiles.

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